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    Arrow "to a confederate"

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, please help me to understand " to a confederate" in the following quote:
    Children participated in a procedure in which they lost a board game and prize to a confederate who cheated. For more information, it is from a scientific study on children. Thanks ahead.
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    Re: "to a confederate"

    Is this so difficult to answer?!


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    Re: "to a confederate"

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, please help me to understand " to a confederate" in the following quote:
    Children participated in a procedure in which they lost a board game and prize to a confederate who cheated. For more information, it is from a scientific study on children. Thanks ahead.

    Confederate = someone else playing the game.

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    Re: "to a confederate"

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    Is this so difficult to answer?!
    Yes It's an unusual use of "confederate". Was the writer a native speaker? I'm sure Anglika's answer is right, but it's a usage that's new to me.

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